Multiple rumors have circulated about the future of the Philadelphia 76ers now that they’ve been eliminated from the playoffs. Ben Simmons is currently a key piece for the team, but rumors have started circulating on where he might end up in the summer.
Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports has stated that unnamed executives in the NBA believe LeBron James may be a target for the 76ers, in a possible trade for Simmons. This trade could go down in the summer, with rumors that James is not happy with the Lakers’ front office and the current roster.
“It’s early in that process. Leonard’s shot just fell through the net. But one Western Conference executive brought up a name that could be a Simmons trade target: LeBron James,” Haberstroh wrote. “‘I think they very well might explore that,’ said a rival executive of Philadelphia.”
However, considering Simmons will make $8.1 million next season, before his rookie extension kicks in beginning in 2020-21, the 76ers may need to package another max-level player to match LeBron’s $37.1 million salary.
This would definitely be a huge move for both teams and could possibly reshape the entire league at the moment.
#76ers may reportedly look into trying to move Ben Simmons for LeBron James#Heretheycome pic.twitter.com/JGXC8c07dk
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 13, 2019